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Book Awards : Read prize winning fiction and non-fiction

The Arthur C. Clarke

An annual award given for the best science fiction novel first published in the UK during the previous year.

The Shortlist 2017

  • A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
  • After Atlas by Emma Newman
  • Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan

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The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

An annual book award for fiction written by a woman.

THE POWER BY NAOMI ALDERMANPresenting THE WINNER  of the BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017

The Power by Naomi Alderman

All over the world women are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain - even death. Suddenly, every man on the planet finds they've lost control. The Day of the Girls has arrived - but where will it end?

 

 

 

 

The Shortlist 2017

  • Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
  • The Dark Circle by Linda Grant
  • The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan
  • First Love by Gwendoline Riley
  • Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

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Baillie Gifford Prize

The Baillie Gifford Prize aims to reward the best of non-fiction and is open to authors of any nationality. Formerly known as The Samuel Johnson Prize (1999 – 2015) 

The 2016 winner - East West Street by Philippe Sands

 

The Betty Trask Prize

The Betty Trask Awards are given annually to the best first novelists under the age of 35.

FALLOW / DANIEL SHANDPresenting THE WINNER of the BETTY TRASK PRIZE 2017

Fallow by Daniel Shand

At the heart of this tense and at times darkly comic novel is the relationship between two brothers bound by a terrible crime. Paul and Mikey are on the run, apparently from the press surrounding their house after Mikey's release from prison. His crime - child murder, committed when he was a boy. As they travel, they move from one disturbing scenario to the next, eventually involving themselves with a bizarre religious cult. The power between the brothers begins to shift, and we realise there is more to their history than Paul has allowed us to know.

 

 

The Shortlist 2017

  • Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
  • Born on a Tuesday by Elnathan John
  • Speak its Name by Kathleen Jowitt 
  • The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy
  • Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris

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Costa Awards

The 2016 Costa Book of the Year - Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

Category Award Winners

Costa First Novel Award - Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

Costa Biography Award - Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory by Keggie Carew 

Costa Poetry Award - Falling Awake by Alice Oswald

 

The Desmond Elliott Prize

An annual award for a first novel written in English and published in the UK.

Presenting THE WINNER of the DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2017

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, 1746.One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat pitches up at a counting-house door in Golden Hill Street: this is Mr Smith, amiable, charming, yet strangely determined to keep suspicion simmering. For in his pocket, he has what seems to be an order for a thousand pounds, a huge amount, and he won't explain why, or where he comes from, or what he can be planning to do in the colonies that requires so much money.Should the New York merchants trust him? Should they risk their credit and refuse to pay? Should they befriend him, seduce him, arrest him; maybe even kill him?

The Shortlist 2017

  • My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal
  • Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

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International Man Booker

Presenting THE WINNER of the INTERNATIONAL MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

David Grossman (Israel), Jessica Cohen (US), A Horse Walks Into a Bar 

The Shortlist 2017

  • Mathias Enard (France), Charlotte Mandell (US), Compass 
  • Roy Jacobsen (Norway), Don Bartlett (UK), Don Shaw (UK), The Unseen 
  • Dorthe Nors (Denmark), Misha Hoekstra (US), Mirror, Shoulder, Signal 
  • Amos Oz (Israel), Nicholas de Lange (UK), Judas 
  • Samanta Schweblin (Argentina), Megan McDowell (US), Fever Dream 

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Man Booker

Presenting THE WINNER of the MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The Shortlist 2016

  • Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
  • His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet 
  • Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh 
  • All That Man Is by David Szalay 
  • Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien 

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Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

Presenting THE WINNER of the WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION 2017

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

The Shortlist 2017

  • A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker 
  • The Vanishing Futurist by Charlotte Hobson  
  • The Good People by Hannah Kent  
  • Golden Hill by Francis Spufford  
  • Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift  
  • The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain  

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Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize

An annual award for nature and travel writing in the UK.

The Shortlist 2017

  • Love of Country by Madeleine Bunting
  • The January Man by Christopher Somerville
  • The Otters’ Tale by Simon Cooper
  • The Running Hare by John Lewis-Stempel
  • The Wild Other by Clover Stroud
  • Where Poppies Blow by John Lewis-Stempel
  • Wild Kingdom by Stephen Moss

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